Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.


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Average Mileage:
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Engine racing when starting, and at time when stopping. Also, transmission was slipping and brakes squeaked. Mechanic refused to do anything about the brakes. Vehicle has been in shop about 6-8 times in less than a year.

- Berthoud, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 032002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are warped, pedal goes all the way down to the floor. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer is stating that the vehicle is driven only 2000 miles since brakes changed and new brakes already squeal and grind.

- Kunkletown, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132001

PT Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in front of consumer's driveway on an incline and on a hill. He went to pull parking brake, and vehicle was rolling backwards.applied brakes, brakes went straight up and didn't hold. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

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